Gardening With Steil


Host Aaron Steil is joined by Cindy Haynes to share tips for growing tomatoes, learn about the wide range of perennials that can be grown in Iowa and explore the variety of tiny houseplants that fit almost anywhere.
Many shade gardens primarily consist of varieties of hostas, but not all! Visit two very different styles of shade gardens and learn how to make a mixed container that is the perfect companion to your shade garden display.
Venture into the woods to learn best practices on a morel mushroom hunt. Learn about fairy gardens and how to create one of your own and tour an art display of larger-than-life frogs.
Join Cindy Haynes as she designs a cutting garden and makes flower arrangements, follow volunteers from Plant a Row for the Hungry, learn why containers can be a good option for growing vegetables, and meet a young vegetable gardening aficionado.
Learn about succulents and air plants from industry expert, Josh Spece. Plus, create your own indoor planting, discover how to promote pollinators in your backyard and meet a volunteer from the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network.
Catch up on the latest gardening trends.
Cutting gardens, succulents and airplants are on trend in the gardening world. Learn about growing and arranging several varieties.

Gardening Tips

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Woody weeds can be especially problematic to remove.
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When to take your plants outside during the warm months.
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Check out these gardening tips on staying on top of your weeding so you don't get overwhelmed.
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It's easy to grow leafy greens, even for novice gardeners.
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Learn what to do once your spring blooming flowers, like tulips and daffodils, have lost their blooms.
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How to prune different types of shrubs for shaping or maximizing the health of your plant.
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Tips for planting perennials for maximum success, including finding the right location and care tips for after planting.
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Caring for your houseplants over the winter looks a little different than it does over the summer.
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Orchids are a great way to brighten up drab winter days.
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Peonies are beautiful - and smell amazing. But what do you do if they just won't bloom?
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Not all mulches are created equal. Aaron Steil talks about the benefits and drawbacks of different mulches.
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Ideas for experimenting to make fantastic combinations when creating mixed plant containers.
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Get advice on keeping pests out of your peas.
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Tips on how to grow vegetables in a limited space.
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Not all mulches are created equal. Learn how to minimize the need to weed your garden.
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Fix those unpleasant lawn patches that are popping up in your otherwise manicured grass.
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Tips to get you started with your new vegetable garden.
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Tips for picking out some new plants at your local nursery.
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Get you started on adding tulips to your garden.
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Get tips on how to take care of a favorite spring flower - the daffodil.
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Get tips on how to divide your plants this spring to keep them from being lopsided.

About the Show

Host Aaron Steil shares current trends and tips for successful gardening.